Red Top Mercury

The Red Top Mercury is a mercury mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,000 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Red Top Mercury  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 33.9525, -111.49890

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MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.


Satelite image of the Red Top Mercury

Red Top Mercury MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Top Mercury
Secondary: Martin Group
Secondary: Packover Ex.


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

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Workings

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Ownership

Owner Name: C. Carlson
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1958


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

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Comments

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References

Reference (Deposit): LAUSEN,C, & GARDNER,E, AZ.B.M.#122,P87

Reference (Deposit): ADMR RED TOP MERCURY FILE

Reference (Deposit): USGS RENO PASS MAP


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